Chris Kirk

  • Interactives Editor

Kirk develops news games, quizzes, widgets, generators, maps, and data visualizations at His best-known piece is the Travoltifier, with which you can enter your name and see how John Travolta might mispronounce it. It was the spiritual successor to last summer's Carlos Danger Name Generator, which gave you a sexting pseudonym a la former congressman Anthony Weiner's "Carlos Danger." Kirk also developed Slate's Friday News Quiz, but consistently scores below average. Occasionally he ventures outside the realm of satire and does serious work, such as visualizing gun deaths, climate change, and creationism in schools. He spends most of his days buried in email and javascript.